Ontario United Church Ministers write an Open Letter to Doug Ford

A letter signed by over 400 United Church of Canada ministry leaders addressed to the recently elected Premier of Ontario. Our Community Minister, Bri-anne Swan, is one of the signatories.

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Advent is here and the frost is all over…

Whatever you celebrate and whomever you’re with, Living Presence Ministry wishes you a heartfelt Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

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Grow somewhere we’re needed

Years from now, if anybody asks, I am certain I’ll be able to tell them exactly where I was and what I was doing when I found out Gord Downie had died.

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A Response to “The Nashville Statement”

On August 29th, The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood released "The Nashville Statement" - a manifesto written by a coalition of conservative evangelical leaders. Living Presence Ministry does not agree with their statements.

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Life in Boxes

Seeking to simultaneously hold the excitement of a new journey is compatible with feeling sadness and grief over what was left behind.

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A Reflection on Canada 150 – Part 1: Don’t Drink the Water

How is it that we can live in an area — in a country — where one group of people is so highly prioritized over another?

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WITH YOU I WILL GO: THE GREAT COMMISSION

East Gwillimbury Helping

A commission has the same directive as a commandment, but also provides the person being commissioned with the tools and resources they need to succeed.

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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

East Gwillimbury - John Cleese

Reflecting on The Road to Emmaus: Jesus chose to be with and among his people when they extended the offer of hospitality to a stranger.

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SONG: LONG BEFORE THE NIGHT by CAROLYN McDADE

Long Before the Night (This Ancient Love)

Carolyn McDade's beautiful poetry reminds us that we have been here before. We will be here again. And still, God's aching love rolls on.

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FOR WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN I AM STRONG

Polunsky Unit Brokenness

Whether we follow Jesus, practice another faith, or practice no faith, there is always something larger than ourselves from which we can draw.

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